The Fashion Week Trends to Wear Now
12th March '23
Coperni Fall Winter 23
From the explosion of regal purple to the embrace of playful prints, these are the trends we’ll be incorporating into our spring wardrobes. After all, why wait?
Rich and regal, a plethora of deep purples graced the runway at key shows from Daniel Lee’s inaugural Burberry show in London to Laquan Smith in NYC.
Whilst a shade steeped in royal nostalgia might not be such a departure for heritage brands, this season it feels fresh and adventurous, spun into sporty knitwear, oversize pants and floor skimming dresses. For our own foray into the trend, we’re coveting the Materiel shorts and shirt set – perfect for layering with denim.
There’s no such thing as work wear in today’s wardrobe, instead tailoring has become part of the norm, whether for work or play.
This season, Miu Miu perfectly articulated this blurring of worlds, with impeccable knitted jackets paired with casual layering, pencil skirts in pillowy puffer fabrics and boxy leather blazers. Elsewhere, Feng Chen Wang gave tailoring a new spin in printed denim, and leather-denim hybrids.
Turn to Aleksandre Akhalkatsishvili for a unique approach to tailoring, his pieces are instantly commanding and a homage to the female form, while Feng Chen Wang, LVIR and Materiel deliver a dose of easy to wear tailoring that can be dressed up or down with trackpants and sneakers.
Designers all agreed on one thing, the need for prints – playful, maximalist and unapologetic.
From horses at Stella McCartney to pigs at Christopher Kane, animal prints softened structured looks, whilst at Coperni prints were reimagined from the historical fable, The Wolf and The Lamb gravure, from Gustave Doré. Dream-like and thought provoking, much like the label’s hot-ticket show.
At Ahluwalia – the undisputed Queen of Colour and Print, Priya Ahluwalia, delivered a runway awash with vibrant, smile-inducing prints, across knitwear, body suits and mini dresses. This season, transform your look with printed pieces from MISBHV, Ahluwalia and AGR knits.
In Milan, Bottega Veneta served up some of the season’s most covetable looks, often with exaggerated proportions from over-size shoulders to bigger is better coats and voluminous skirt peplums.
At Heliot Emil, atmospheric and charged, the runway saw a bold use of scale. Puffer jackets were reconstructed into pillowy yet futuristic shapes – with pieces crafted in the brand’s signature liquid metallic fabric, and all-white head-to-toe layers that took on proportions in unapologetic style. And let’s not forget the show-stopping floor-length green hooded puffer coat that captured the room at Ahluwalia.
Infuse this otherworldly volume into your wardrobe now, with our (Di)Vision x Fabric of Society oversize bomber and utility style jackets, and J.Kim’s silky and elegantly voluminous jackets and skirts, exclusive to Fabric of Society, and crafted with the most tactile and light fabrics. Rombaut sneakers are a natural way to create a mighty sense of scale, too. Slip on their Nucleo Rose Quartz Low Top Sneakers to give your walk instant power and purpose.
Throughout fashion month there was a constant sense of the rebel emerging, from the playful sparkly brief wearing executives at Miu Miu, to Blumarine’s fiery terrain and Heliot Emil’s trademark darkness.
SRVC’s new collection fuses utility style design details with impeccable tailoring and a rich moody colour palette, whilst Heliot Emil’s signature Harness staps – detailing tailoring to tops, and the brands leather top with zips is a powerful trip to fashions dark side.